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Florian Zeller to Direct ‘The Lehman Trilogy’ TV Series Adaptation for Fremantle

Fresh off the acclaim for his sophomore feature The Son from the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals, fast-rising director Florian Zeller, who won an Oscar for his directorial debut The Father, has lined up his next project. And it isn’t, as many might have expected, the adaptation of his play The Mother. The acclaimed theater […]

‘The Son’ Director Florian Zeller Signs Multiyear Deal With ‘Call My Agent’ Producer Mediawan

Oscar-winning French director Florian Zeller (The Father, The Son) has signed a multiyear deal with fast-growing European production company Mediawan (Call My Agent!) to develop and produce films and high-end TV series across an array of platforms. Mediawan will finance and produce the films and series, co-producing with Blue Morning Pictures, the production outfit Zeller […]

‘The Son’ Review: Hugh Jackman is Outstanding in Florian Zeller’s Otherwise Unrewarding Dirge

Hugh Jackman, Laura Dern, Vanessa Kirby and newcomer Zen McGrath star in this installment of Florian Zeller’s trilogy on mental health and its brutal impact on families.

Venice: Hugh Jackman Says Reading ‘The Son’ Was a “Feeling Like a Fire in My Gut”

Hugh Jackman says he was driven to reach out directly to Florian Zeller to ask if he could star in The Son, the playwright-turned-filmmaker’s sophomore feature following his acclaimed — and Oscar-winning — directorial debut The Father. Like The Father, The Son was adapted from one of Zeller’s plays, this time tackling the subject of depression and […]

Venice Next Big Thing: ‘The Son’ Star Zen McGrath on Handling the Drama’s Emotional Intensity

Among the props Zen McGrath admits to swiping from the set of The Son is a photo of his much younger self Photoshopped on a beach alongside a smiling Hugh Jackman.  “I took it because it looked so funny,” he says. “I just thought, I need that for myself.”  The Son, having its world premiere […]

“If You Give All the Information to the Audience, You Put Them in a Passive Position”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘A Hero’ Director Asghar Farhadi and Guest Moderator Florian Zeller

Asghar Farhadi, writer and director of the Iranian Oscar submission A Hero, spoke with guest moderator and The Father screenwriter Florian Zeller about his new work and the filmmaking process for THR Presents, powered by Vision Media. In A Hero, a jailed man, Rahim (played by Amir Jadidi) is given two days’ parole to convince […]